Nationalism is a crucial theme in Social Studies and History, but sometimes can be a bit murky. In this thematic unit, students will explore the dual meaning of nationalism: pride in one's nation that fuels a desire for self-government vs. the assertion of national dominance over the global. To do this, the unit observes primary sources that exhibit nationalism around the globe: the Philippines, Germany, Japan, and Israel/Palestine.
The culmination of the unit is a Fishbowl-style debate about sovereignty and nationalism as it relates to Israel/Palestine (though you can change this in anyway to suit your class). Provided in this package are guides for the debate, guides for primary sources, some worksheets, and resources. Any quizzes on content should be constructed by the teacher.
This unit can fit into a chronological curriculum if needed - either take the pieces apart and insert them into their periods of study, or present the unit during post-WWII global issues (or a little of both).